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27 Aug 2014 description
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Summary: CHF 193,944 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 20 September 2013 to support the Benin Red Cross Society in delivering assistance to some 7,000 beneficiaries.

Benin was affected by devastating flooding in September 2013 that displaced about 10,000 people in the municipalities of Malanville and Karimama districts. The Benin Red Cross Society (BRCS) targeted its assistance to the most affected population in the affected villages and some internal displaced persons (IDPs) in temporary camp sites established by the government of Benin.

25 Feb 2014 description

Data were collected for the Benin Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA) in February and March 2013. The analysis was based on two surveys – a household-level survey of 15,000 households and a key informants survey of 750 villages. Results are reliable at national, department and commune levels and they are indicative of the situation in the pre-lean season period. Nationally, 1,1 million people were found to be food insecure (representing 11% of all households). A third of households (34%) were classified as being marginally food secure.

10 Dec 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Despite the 2013 harvest in the Sahel being equivalent to the last five years average, preliminary figures indicate that at least 13 million people (excluding Nigeria) are still food insecure, due to limited access to food. The agricultural production of the poorest households is insufficient to restore their livelihoods and is expected to cover only their nutritional needs for the next two to three months. Thereafter they will depend entirely on markets.

09 Dec 2013 description

Period covered by this update: 20 September to 28 November 2013.

Summary: CHF 193’944 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 20 September 2013 to support the Benin Red Cross National Society in delivering assistance to some 7’000 beneficiaries for 3 months.

The floods disaster that occurred in September displaced about 10,000 persons in the municipalities of Malanville and Karimama.The Benin Red Cross targeted its assistance to the most affected population in the affected villages and temporary camp sites.

05 Nov 2013 description

La visite du Directeur général comprend la mise en place d’un programme de reconstruction

5 novembre 2013, Cotonou/Rome – La FAO vient en aide aux familles agricoles du Bénin qui ont tout perdu – récoltes, animaux et étangs piscicoles – en août dernier, suite au débordement du fleuve Niger, alors que de nombreux villageois étaient tout juste en train de se remettre des inondations de 2012.

05 Nov 2013 description

José Graziano da Silva’s visit to Benin includes launch of FAO programme to help communities rebuild after floods

5 November 2013, Cotonou/Rome – FAO is supporting farming families in northern Benin who lost crops, livestock and fishing grounds when the Niger River overran its banks in August, just as many villagers were only barely getting back on their feet from the last floods in 2012.

29 Oct 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The lean season is coming to an end as food crop harvests are ongoing in the Sahel. The poorest households begin to supply their exhausted food stocks but are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food on markets.

  • Aggravating factors such as population displacements and floods affect livelihoods of already vulnerable and food insecure households.

  • FAO is assisting more than 1.7 million beneficiaries by supporting food and livestock production, and providing livelihood protection and technical assistance.

02 Oct 2013 description

Heavy rains were observed across dry areas in bi-modal regions along the Gulf of Guinea.

1) A pronounced late start of seasonal rainfall in July has delayed planting by approximately one month and has reduced crop yields across many parts of Sudan. The onset of continuous seasonal rainfall during September and October now remains critical for several local areas that have planted late. However, with seasonal rains quickly coming to an end, little time remains for additional rainfall.

30 Sep 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 The lean season continues in the Sahel, and the poorest households are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food.

 Floods have caused crop losses and affected livelihoods in the Niger and Nigeria.

 With the USD 20.9 million received so far in 2013, FAO is assisting more than 1.7 million beneficiaries by supporting food and livestock production, and providing livelihood protection and technical assistance.

30 Sep 2013 description

L’ESSENTIEL

  • Continuer à suivre la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sahel y compris au Mali et dans les pays voisins affectés par la crise malienne, ainsi qu’en Guinée Bissau

  • Continuer à suivre le comportement des prix notamment au Burkina Faso , Mali, Niger, Nigeria et Tchad

  • Soutenir le plaidoyer en faveur d’une réponse adéquate aux Appels Consolidés Mesures clés pour les partenaires régionaux

  • Persistance d’une situation de crise alimentaire au nord du Mali

27 Sep 2013 description
  • The lean season continues in the Sahel, and the poorest households are still facing difficulties accessing adequate food.

  • Floods have caused crop losses and affected livelihoods in the Niger and Nigeria.

  • With the USD 20.9 million received so far in 2013, FAO is assisting more than 1.7 million beneficiaries by supporting food and livestock production, and providing livelihood protection and technical assistance.

25 Sep 2013 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

 Il est estimé que 288 000 personnes se sont déplacées à l’intérieur et hors de la RCA depuis le début du conflit de décembre 2012

 Les prix mondiaux des denrées alimentaires ont baissé de 7 points par rapport à 2012, mais ils sont en hausse dans la région

 Menace d’une crise alimentaire en RCA où près de 40 pour cent de la population a besoin d'une aide alimentaire et environ 11 pour cent est vulnérable à une crise alimentaire

20 Sep 2013 description

CHF 193,944 has been allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Benin Red Cross National Society (BRCS) in delivering immediate assistance to some 7,000 beneficiaries for 3 months. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.

19 Sep 2013 description

17 Sep 2013 - The Niger River has overflowed, causing flash floods that have affected the northern part of Benin. More than 33,0002 people in 54 localities in Karimama and 18 in Malanville municipalities have been affected.

18 Sep 2013 description

Highlights

  • An estimated 288,000 people have been displaced in and out of CAR since the December 2012 conflict began.

  • Global Food Prices have decreased by 7 points as compared to 2012 but food prices are up in the region.

  • Looming Food Crisis in CAR with nearly 40 per cent of the population in need of food assistance and around 11 per cent of the population at IPC Level 4 food crisis.

  • Floods have impacted nine countries in the region, affecting 378,395 people and displacing at least 40,444.

17 Sep 2013 description
report IRIN

DAKAR, 17 September 2013 (IRIN) - Floods have killed 84 people, displaced 40,445 and affected 323,396 in West Africa this year, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), while 34,000 hectares of agricultural land has been damaged. Guinea, Sierra Leone, western Mali and parts of southern Senegal have been the most affected.

13 Sep 2013 description

The situation in the communes of Karimama and Malanville in Northern Benin is deteriorating following the overflow of the Niger river, with water levels 1 meter higher than usual. 54 localities in Karimama and 18 in Malanville have been inundated, with a total of 33 535 people affected. Massive loss of housing, assets and crops has been reported in the two communes. High risk on public health and increasing rates of malnutrition. The immediate needs include water, hygiene, shelter, NFI and food supplies.

11 Sep 2013 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 2013 has been a less damaging rainy season vis-à-vis floods and agricultural implications than 2012.

  • 323,396 people have been affected by floods this rainy season.

  • 30,445 people been displaced by floods this rainy season.

  • At least 34,000 Hectares of agricultural land have been destroyed by floods.

  • Delays in onset of the rainy season likely to have impact on agricultural yields unless rainfall increases in the next month.